August 6, 2015
What’s going to be all the rage in classrooms this fall? We asked our Publishers from around the country to share their one must-have for back-to-school. Grab one or two of these items and your kids will be too cool for school!
Shop the whole line at 3greenmoms.com
We love Lunchskins reusable sandwich and snack bags. You can find them at Target or Bed Bath & Beyond, and they have a ton of awesome patterns & prints online.
Carey Zawlocki, Hulafrog Madison, WI, & mom of two
$14.48 on Amazon.com
Starting at $49.95 on Plae.com
These are awesome shoes: eco-friendly, washable, durable. My kids love the MAX high top with the monster looking tabs! The customizable tabs also make great stocking stuffers!
Leslie Len Meis, Hulafrog Venice-El Segundo, CA, & mom of two
Get 50% off a 3-mos premium membership at Sittercity.com
(Use code: HULAFROG50)
Our babysitter is a lifesaver during back to school season! If you’re looking for one, definitely check out Sittercity’s search and job posting service. It’s always free to browse sitters and post a job. Premium membership offers more cool benefits.
Sherry Lombardi, Hulafrog Cofounder, & mom of two
Get it at Babyganics.com
I love Babyganics alcohol-free hand sanitizing foam. It comes in a yummy mandarin scent. They have a few different sizes including a small pump that fits great in a backpack (or diaper bag).
Sarah Besegai, Hulafrog Melrose-Somerville, MA, & mom of two
Complete kits starting at $57.95 at PlanetBox.com
My daughter LOVES this. Customize your own stainless steel lunchbox with magnets, bag, water bottle, and other accessories. Easy packing, easier cleanup and the “foods don’t touch.” Bonus!
Alyson Denzler, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
Get ’em at Target.com before they’re gone! ($2.49)
This is my must-buy every year. Pencils never sharpen the right way and it’s easy to refresh the supply box with pre-sharpened pencils. No excuse to not do homework! I buy a bunch each August—they’re hard to find the rest of the year.
Jennifer Conkling-Schmitz, Hulafrog New Haven, CT, & mom of two
Customize your labels at StuckOnYou.com
(Use code HULA30 for 30% off)
From clothes labels to super cute pencil labels, Stuck On You has every label you could possibly want. A must for lunch boxes and water bottles (the labels are dishwasher safe)!
Suzy Ramsey, Hulafrog Burlington-Winchester, MA, & mom of two
Preview the new fall collection at MatildaJaneClothing.com
Starting at $2.99 at SayPlease.com
The “love notes” on the front are cute, but I like these cards for the jokes & factoids on the back. It’s a great lunchtime conversation starter for little ones learning how to socialize.
Amy Haggard, Hulafrog Ridgewood-Paramus, NJ, & mom of two
Small tote $43, large tote $60 at BoggBag.com
People associate Bogg Bags with summer, but they are my everything bag for fall. Transport your kids’ gear—dance, gymnastics, soccer, you name it—this bag can handle it! Comes in a variety of colors and can be personalized with a “Bogg Bit.”
Linda Escobar, Hulafrog Bergen County South, NJ, & mom of three
Starting at $22.99 at Walmart.com
We use these LCD Boogie Boards for things like practicing spelling words, scratch paper for math homework, to-do lists and games like tic-tac-toe in the car. SO may ways to use them!
JoAnna Ahn, Hulafrog San Jose, CA, & mom of three
$20 at Primary.com
(Use code: HULAFROG to get $10 off any $25+ order)
Check out these super comfy hoodies (tagless, logo-free) from Primary, an up & coming “basics” line of clothes started by two moms. Really simple & smart—makes shopping a breeze.
Milissa Ostrander, Hulafrog Rock Hill, SC, & mom of three
Find it on Fancy.com ($12)
This is just some offline fun for digitally obsessed kids, and mine love these. I’m sure cute little emoji stickers will start appearing on our walls soon.
Elizabeth Green, Hulafrog Rock Hill, SC, & mom of two
$39.99 at StampOutOnline.com
I love these personalized date stamps...easy way to keep track of which artwork belongs to which kid, and when it was created.
Susannah Ferguson, Hulafrog Columbia, MO, & mom of four
My elementary-aged kiddos have been begging for this cool pack so they can power up their devices anytime. It’s got a charging station, Bluetooth speakers and comes with a thermal lunchbox—’nuf said.
Kerry Bowbliss, Hulafrog Cofounder, & mom of two
Create your own at Frecklebox.com ($9.95)
What kid doesn’t like seeing their name on everything? These notebooks are so cute and come in many styles. You can also get a folder or 3-ring binder to match.
Sarah Mendenhall, Hulafrog Syracuse, NY, & mom of two
$11.95 at ReUseIt.com ($9.95)
$26.99 at LuckyVitamin.com
I can’t live without these. They make healthy lunches a breeze. Leftovers can be heated in the A.M. and they stay warm for 3-4 hours. Changed our lunch repertoire.
Melissa Doran, Hulafrog National, & mom of three
Up to 40% off at PBTeen.com
My kids were so excited when they got their first locker and decorating it was priority #1. And really, what locker couldn’t use a chandelier? Get them now at Target, Staples or Amazon, but the ones on Pottery Barn are really cute—and on sale!
Rachel Herwood, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
* Prices were confirmed on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 and are subject to change without notice.
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